Miramax one-ups George Lucas in Fan Abuse

by alphamonkey on April 28, 2004 · 3 comments

in Entertainment,News

Miramax is planning SIX DVD releases for the Kill Bill series. While I’m normally patient in waiting for the full-on ‘special editions’ of films to come out on DVD, I must admit this is pissing me off.  There is not a single good reason outside blatant greed for releasing this many DVD versions of a film that most fans want to see as a whole package….

From Boston.com:

Here’s how Rick Sands, Miramax’s chief operating officer, explained it to The New York Times last week:

“ `Vol. 1’ goes out, `Vol. 2’ goes out, then `Vol. 1 Special Edition,’ `Vol. 2 Special Edition,’ the two-pack, then the Tarantino collection as a boxed set for Christmas,” he said. “It’s called multiple bites at the apple.”

It’s called raping your fan base, you callous dickhead!  Some of us have more important things to spend our money on besides an infinite stream of ‘definitive’ editions of films we’ve ALREADY paid to see.  wow…that really clarifies Miramax’s reasoning behind splitting Kill Bill into two separate films, don’t it?

This is just as annoying as record labels continually releasing albums with more and more extras without giving you any credit for having bought them the first time.


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  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    “Multiple bites at the apple”?  That’s like saying Hannibal Lecter likes to taste other cultures.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    *sigh* shut eye

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    It seems surprising that they would admit it.  Calling it “multiple bites at the apple” very clearly says, “We know we can get more money from you by selling you mostly stuff we’ve already produced and you’ve already paid for.”

    Oh well.  The recording industry is relatively young.  Books were in a similar position, until that damned Gutenberg and his underground radicalism!!  Maybe they’ll eventually bend to piracy and stop fucking their customers.  On the other hand, the customers have to stop coming back for more.

    I say boycott all Kill Bill merchandise.  If they won’t do the DVD right the first time, it doesn’t belong on your shelves.

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